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Holmbush Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Alphington, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7068 / 50°42'24"N

Longitude: -3.5557 / 3°33'20"W

OS Eastings: 290243

OS Northings: 90841

OS Grid: SX902908

Mapcode National: GBR P0.555P

Mapcode Global: FRA 37F6.QK5

Entry Name: Holmbush Cottage

Listing Date: 12 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317203

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85479

Location: Exeter, Devon, EX2

County: Devon

District: Exeter

Town: Exeter

Electoral Ward/Division: Alphington

Built-Up Area: Exeter

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Alphington St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 99 SW

2/62 Holmbush Cottage


House. C17 or earlier origins, circa early C19 remodelling. Whitewashed rendered
cob and stone; thatched roof, hipped at right end, gabled at left end; left end stack
with brick shaft, 2 rear lateral stacks.
Single depth plan, 3 rooms wide, with a through passage to left of centre (doorways
blocked), and a second passage to right of centre containing a circa early C19 stair.
The C17 plan was probably a 2 or 3 room and through passage arrangement; 2 hood
moulds on the rear wall indicate the position of the passage doorway and a large
window which formerly lit the left hand room. The house was remodelled and probably
re-roofed beyond the left hand room in the circa early C19 when it was provided with
a new entrance passage between the 2 right hand rooms, with a stair to the rear of
the passage. The 2 right hand rooms are each heated from internal rear lateral
stacks. The old passage was turned into a narrow service room and the front and rear
doorways blocked; these alterations may have taken place over a long period of time.
A stair which may also be C19 is against the rear wall of the left hand room, C20
single-storey lean-to at left end.
2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window front with regular fenestration and eaves thatch
eyebrowed over the first floor windows (1 window blocked). C19 front door to C19
passage to right of centre with brick buttresses on either side. Single-storey flat-
roofed store room to left of centre adjoins main range in front of the old cross
passage. 2-light casement windows, 2 panes per light, the ground floor windows
Interior: The left hand room has 2 chamfered cross beams with scroll slops, C20
grate may conceal an earlier fireplace. C18 and C19 joinery includes an early C19
stair with stick balusters and a ramped handrail. No access to roof space at time of
survey (1986) and the visible principal rafters boxed in but, judging from their
shape, there is a cruck over the left end of the house and the other trusses are
later replacements. There is a possibility that the left hand truss could pre-date
the C17.

Listing NGR: SX9024390841

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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